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Is Lai Hong Lounge Now The Clear Choice For Dim Sum in SF Chinatown?

Chandavkl | Sep 2, 201204:44 PM     47

I don't know since I haven't eaten there and have no trips scheduled to the Bay Area the rest of this year, so I'm tossing out the question. However, I did send my daughter, who is a bigger foodie than I am, over there this morning and the reports are very positive. (we nickednamed here "the little gourmet" when she turned seven and has more than lived up to that name). First of all it was a half hour wait to get in, and when's the last time you had to wait that long to eat dim sum in Chinatown? Then she live blogged me with updates that were nothing but glowing. She described the sticky rice lotus leaf as the best that she's had, and also had praise for the rice noodle rolls with XO sauce and dried scallops; shrimp cheung fun (thin delicate skin), the ha gow and siu mai (also with delicate wrappers), and summarizing that everything is good. This is from somebody who eats better than I do, since she only eats at the best places in L.A. (e.g., Sea Harbour, Elite, King Hua), while I'm out chasing the latest noodle shop or tea house that has just opened. Address is 1416 Powell St.

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